Premises Liability in New York
Hurt on Someone Else’s Property?
If you have been injured while on the property of another person due to
the negligence of the owner or the company managing the property, you
may have a premises liability case. A poorly maintained sidewalk, a badly
lit parking garage, or any facility that is not properly maintained is
the responsibility of the owner or manager. "Premises" can include
a variety of locations, such as homes, office buildings, shopping centers,
apartment buildings, hospitals, and schools.
We proudly represent victims throughout New York's five boroughs, including
New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Long Island.
Types of Premises Liability Claims
Some of the most common types of premises liability claims involve:
- Trip or slip and fall accidents
- Falls related to defective structures, stairs & walkways
- Assaults or attacks on public premises
- Dog bites & other animal attacks
- Negligent snow removal & other unsafe conditions
- Dangerous entrance ways and exits
- Municipal liability for street and sidewalk defects
- Construction-related accidents
Trip and fall and
slip and fall accidents are the most common causes of injuries. Landlords and building owners
also have an obligation to keep their building safe. If a crime occurs
due to the negligence of the owner, landlord or building manager, they
may be liable for that injury.
Why Timely Action Is Crucial to Your Case
An early and extensive investigation is key to a successful claim. Photographs
must be secured before the condition is corrected. If a condition is caused
by a structural defect, an engineer should visit the site in order to
perform a proper investigation, measurements, and note lighting conditions.
The defect may be related to a violation of an applicable state, town
or city code.
As a team of New York personal injury attorneys with 60 years of collective
experience, we know what is necessary to properly investigate your case.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as the result of premises
liability, we encourage you to
contact Flanzig & Flanzig, LLP today to discuss your legal options. Your initial case consultation won’t
cost you a thing!